Great Western Railway Paddington Band
History
In 1855 outside the Station Masters Cottage, on his Lawn the Band played Christmas Music. The Band Performed in June 1860 for the Railway Widows and Orphans Fund FĂȘte in Hungerford. On 1 October 1910 the Great Western Railway and Paddington Borough Prize Silver Band took part in the National Brass Band Championships at the Crystal Palace, playing Gems of Schubert arranged by William Rimmer, coming 8th out of 15 Bands. In 1923 The Great Western Railway Staff Military Band was established. Great Western Railway (1948) when the railways were Nationalised to become British Railways Western Region and during the 1990s was privatised to become Network Rail and Great Western Railway. 164 Years of Band Music
Great Western Railway Paddington Band
In 1855 outside the Station Masters Cottage, on his Lawn the Band played Christmas Music. The Band Performed in June 1860 for the Railway Widows and Orphans Fund FĂȘte in Hungerford. On 1 October 1910 the Great Western Railway and Paddington Borough Prize Silver Band took part in the National Brass Band Championships at the Crystal Palace, playing Gems of Schubert arranged by William Rimmer, coming 8th out of 15 Bands. In 1923 The Great Western Railway Staff Military Band was established. Great Western Railway (1948) when the railways were Nationalised to become British Railways Western Region and during the 1990s was privatised to become Network Rail and Great Western Railway. 164 Years of Band Music
History